"In an interview, he said that chief executives were under enormous pressure from shareholders and boards to maximize short-term profits, and that the rapid shift toward automation was the inevitable result."
I'll point to this attitude as one of the great problems of "the West".
💥🧨💣🚨🥴😵 If you have iOS devices or Macs, turn FaceTime off until they fix this grave security issue: https://twitter.com/waxpancake/status/1090042151910526976?s=21 (tl;dr anyone can listen to your microphone without you picking up the call)
"What right does an almost naked pilgrim who chooses the wrong trail have to disrupt our lives?"
Exhibit A on my claim that MBAs are the most harmful degrees.
Canada and open data
If you're Canadian and take even a passing interest in government policy, you should probably read this piece on how Canada has a dearth of information available.
I'm for open data, but I'm also not so naive and idealistic to believe that just making thing open will make things better. I can understand the privacy concerns. Still, there is something amiss here.
The naps, they are a comin'. #cats
#cats just cuz
imprisonment without consent
IMO, lock smartphone developers in a room with the following:
* Cortex-M3 dev board (alternate similar CPUs acceptable too, e.g. a RV32EMC implementation)
* LTE modem with VoLTE
* Reflective LCD
* The input method(s) of their choice
* Two AA battery holder and a bulk pack of Energizer E91s
* Laptop to run the development stack, that can also act as a server
Don't let them out until they've made a useful and performant smartphone with one week of battery life.
I'm just gonna put it out there: if you decide to run a federated social media server of any kind, strongly consider keeping it invite only and capping its size from the beginning. If your server has fewer than 100 active people on it and you have some level of trust or shared values, then moderation is a single person task that you as the admin can handle. At least in my experience.
I'm considering writing a "how to run a nice little community in the fediverse" guide with some best practices.